Subtracting the Quattro System and adding a supercharger should equal fun at the trackEnlarge Photo
All-wheel-drive is normally a good thing. It provides power to all four wheels and helps if one end of the car isn’t going in the right direction or if the weather starts to get bad. Sometimes it’s too much of a good thing as the all-wheel-drive will add weight, increases parasitic loss and can possibly remove a lot of steering feel.
MTM has taken a page from Lamborghini’s Valentino Balboni Edition of the Gallardo and removed the Quattro system out of the Audi R8 to create the GT3-2. While it probably won’t be the best in the winter, the removal of the system will provide a much more technical and rewarding experience in dry weather and on the track.
They didn’t stop with removing the all-wheel-drive either. MT M also supercharged The R8’s 4.2L V-8 to produce a 560 hp and 528 ft lbs of torque. Even without the added benefit of Quattro, the R8 will go 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and will top out over 200 mph.
The suspension uses a MTM kit which is fully adjustable. The wheels are replaces with lightweight 20 inch rims combined with Dunlop Sport Maxx tires. The brakes are also upgraded to MTM’s drilled and slotted braking system.
Aerodynamic modifications include carbon fiber front spoiler, side skirts and rear wing.
If the Valentino Balboni Lamborghini Gallardo won over the press for its raw driving experience, the MTM R8 GT3-2 should do the same.